My Top 50 All-Time Favourite Films (Part 6)

I know this post is long overdue. It’s been seven months since I posted the last installment and I think it’s just time to reveal my top 3 favourite films of all time. You may view the rest of the list here: 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11 and 10-3.

Again, usual disclaimer: this is not a list of the BEST movies for me. This is a favourites list — films that I can watch over and over again, regardless of how many awards they swept.

3. Love Actually (2003)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Richard Curtis
Starring: Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson
Plot: Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas.
Top Critics’ Average Mark: 60%

“Christmas is a time for people with someone they love in their lives.?

This is the ULTIMATE romantic comedy. If you want to feel good and believe that one day, you’ll find the right person for you, watch this movie. Wahaha. This is extremely enjoyable and, er, romantic. In fact, since its release, watching this film on Christmas Eve has become a tradition in my room. Haha.

What I love about it is that it is entertaining and touching. Despite the huge cast and the Altmanesque approach, each storyline actually managed to create a connection to the audience (at least, to me). I especially liked the line of action of Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (the Portuguese girl).

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I also fell in love with the scene above. It’s just moving but poignant. Emma Thompson is also effective here. I felt her pain. Laura Linney’s struggle, too. And oh, that worse-than-the-agony-of-being-in-love kid is love.

Can’t wait for Christmas Eve. Hehe.


2. Fight Club (1999)

Genre: Action, Psychological Thriller
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter
Plot: How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?
Top Critics’ Average Mark: 65%

“How much can you know about yourself, you’ve never been in a fight? ?

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And why would I not like this film? Chuck Palahniuk‘s “Fight Club” is my all-time fave novel. At first, I was actually not confident that David Fincher could create a decent film version because the book has been dubbed “unfilmable” a number of times. But when I saw the movie, whoah! I even liked the movie’s ending better than the book. Hehe.

What’s there not to love? Edward Norton. Brad Pitt. Heck, this was where I started worshipping Helena Bonham Carter. A little trivia: Marla Singer’s role was first offered to Reese Witherspoon but she rejected it because she thought it was too dark for her. It’s dark a’right? And brutal, too. But it’s phenomenal. Her loss, really.

And would you believe that I’ve seen this movie 17 times?

I’ll be posting my #1 favourite film of all time next. I just need more time to write. Hehe. See ya soon. 😉

Marks: Rotten Tomatoes Cream of the Crop Critics


  1. i agree with your number 2… number 3, not really.

    tried to watch Love Actually several times, pero ni isang beses eh di ko siya natapos. kakaantok

    but yung Fight Club!!! Di nakakasawa… Nakakaadik, minsan nga inaya ko kapitbahay namin, gawa kami sarili namin fight club… hehe.. tapos butasin ko pisngi ko noh!!! classic!!!

  2. agree ako sa love actually! nasa top 3 ko rin yan. favorite scene ko yung pinost mo. and the “video” scene when keira first found out *cue here with me by dido*. hehe. i also loved laura’s part. i remember waiting for your top 3 dati tapos nawala na sa isip ko. eto na pala yun kaso bitin pa. hehehe. 🙂

    • haha. natawa ako dun sa “cue here with me.” ang ganda nung pagkagamit ng song dun.

      actually, I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT POSTING MY TOP3. Nawala lang sa isip ko. Haha.

  3. hehe. hey, kabasa ko lang ng sagot mo sa comment ko sa tonsils entry. ako yung same cecille ng na nakalink sa yo. minsan, nakakalimutan kong lagay yung name ng blog ko when posting a comment. so there, nagexplain ako di ba? hehehe.

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